MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA); (LSE: CVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, today announced that the CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP has become the industry's first IP core approved by Dolby for the MS11 Multistream Decoder - the latest Dolby® audio technology for enabling multi-format world-wide broadcast in home entertainment products. The fully-optimized implementation of the sophisticated MS11 decoder represents a significant milestone for CEVA, and extends the company's leadership in developing and implementing high-performance HD audio platforms for next-generation connected, home entertainment SoC designs. In total, CEVA now has more than 90 audio and voice codecs available for the CEVA-TeakLite DSP architecture.
The native 32-bit CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP core provides the foundation for the CEVA-HD-Audio solution. The single-core solution is the most compact and power-efficient HD audio offering available for integration into home entertainment and consumer ICs, with lower overall cost and reduced die size compared to other audio solutions, some requiring dual processors for advanced audio use-cases. For example, a MS11 DDT dual use case, including Dolby Volume over 5.1 channels, consumes less than 30% of available MHz on a single CEVA-TeakLite-III processor at a 40nmG process node. This ensures ample headroom is available on the DSP for additional high-performance tasks such as post-processing or multi-room support.
The Dolby MS11 Multistream Decoder can decode all premium broadcast audio formats for Digital TVs, IPTVs and set-top boxes, including Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse and all AAC bitstreams. In addition, CEVA's fully-optimized implementation of Dolby Volume, the Dolby technology for multi-channel volume equalization has also been approved by Dolby. Approval of these technologies was achieved using actual CEVA-TeakLite-III silicon, providing CEVA customers with a silicon-proven hardware and software solution that streamlines the overall design cycle.